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    Austro Hungarian -- all things.
    Ww1 AVM. RPPC. CDV.
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  1. Hi Gents Hi Chris just noticed this thread just thought I'd re-share a pic I posted on the trenches thread.... in particular the thinner (improvised?) drag strap.... tony
  2. Thanks Dave Fantadtic. It won't lose his name again.... ....i think a drinks in order I don't suppose you have an opinion from what you've seen as to whether he survived the war? thanx again tony PS meant 'fantastic'
  3. Hi Gents i have this rather worn Soldbuch. I think having been born in 1885 this man reported initially in 1905 then was recalled 1914. I can't read the name. he seems to have a few different regrets stamps including a 'train' battalion. To my amateur eye entries stop 1917. Otherwise I can't make out much.... the 2 bonds were in the book and it also had a collapsible 'trench' cup with it. hope its of interest Gents tony
  4. Austrian uniforms

    Hi Gents I don't know if this helps. i believe Infantry officers had a polished steel scabbard whereas the Nco or musicians etc were issued a leather scabbard with a brass stopper/shoe. The one in the photo looks metal to me. tony
  5. Hi Sebastijan yes I would agree, I see the horse of the 9th Armoured Brigade tony
  6. Wings and horn badge. No crown.

    Hi Gents i hope this is the right place to share this... I haven't confirmed this is Spanish but I've seen similar(ish) with crown. -------//--//---- It measures 75mm tip to tip light weight but sturdy hope you like tony
  7. Hi Mike just in case! Driscoll Scouts of interest? 4 bars 522 Quirie tony PS love the displays.....
  8. Hi Chris Great link both for the tale of their fate and the site as a whole.... plenty for all. Nice one tony
  9. Ah! It's a camera. That's what I spotted too... I thought it a presentation box. nice one tony
  10. Nice one GreyC do you think the lucky fella between the two ladies is holding a presentation box containing a medal/award? perhaps the reason for the drinks? tony PS just 2 little pics from google.. you can see one of the towers still standing....
  11. Hi Chris yes I think you're right... after an evening of near misses swinging it round at my mums house it doesn't see to have the weight or the design for 'serious work'. But sure is fun anyway..... tony
  12. Hi Gents, Well it's here.... Solidly made and, although I wouldn't want to get hit with it, I'd say it might be more thench art than trench club perhaps. The length is excessive for a club but having said that, it swings great, hits hard and has a spike! so would have done a job. the leather is in 6 or so seperate pieces of various thickness and colours that are wrapped and glued around a bar that flexes. the leather is tapered and stops just under the bullets although the bar continues and then the cartridges are 'welded' around the bar. The coin provides the finishing touch. It has some wear.There is a slight kink halfway. When held two handed this is where it's held. If any of you have seen anything similar or have any thoughts on it please do. hope you like it tony